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Reply published on 24 February 2016, see Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(3), 251.

Comment of Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(11), 14898-14915.

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(3), 250; doi:10.3390/ijerph13030250

Comments on Melis et al. The Effects of the Urban Built Environment on Mental Health: A Cohort Study in a Large Northern Italian City. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2015, 12, 14898–14915

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Research Theme of Risks, Prevention and Health Promotion, Montreal University Research Center (CRCHUM), 850, Rue St.-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada
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Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, École de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal (ESPUM), 7101, Rue du Parc, Montréal, QC H3N 1X9, Canada
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Inserm, UMR-S 1136, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, Nemesis research team, 27 Rue Chaligny, 75571 Paris, France
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Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR Géographie-Cités, 13 Rue du Four, 75006 Paris, France
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Received: 8 January 2016 / Accepted: 17 February 2016 / Published: 24 February 2016
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In a recent paper by Melis and colleagues [1], exposure to certain built environment characteristics—urban density and accessibility to public transit—is found to be related to mental health, even more so among women, the elderly, and the residentially stable (interactions between built environment and individual characteristics in relation to mental health have unfortunately not been tested statistically, which could have strengthened their demonstration).[...] View Full-Text
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Kestens, Y.; Chaix, B.; Shareck, M.; Vallée, J. Comments on Melis et al. The Effects of the Urban Built Environment on Mental Health: A Cohort Study in a Large Northern Italian City. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2015, 12, 14898–14915. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 250.

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